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‘Great voter apathy’ in Zimbabwe

South African civil society groups came back from Zimbabwe disillusioned about the state of democracy in the country, they said on Tuesday. The six-member delegation said that ''only the most optimistic MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] politicians'' could hope for political change through free and fair elections.

SA film nominated for Oscar

Yesterday, South African filmmaker Darrell Roodt's touching film about a young woman, played by Leleti Khumalo, coming to terms with Aids, has been nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language film, it was announced on Tuesday. The Howard Hughes epic The Aviator leads the contenders with 11 nominations.

Kenya names al-Qaeda suspect handed to US

Kenya handed over a suspected member of the al-Qaeda terror network to United States officials on Wednesday and identified him as Suleiman Abdalla Salim Hemed.

Missile attack on oil depot heats Gulf tensions

A US-owned supertanker was hit on the previous day, causing minor damage.

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